Naval Services FamilyLine Publications

Naval Services FamilyLine volunteers have been creating and publishing guidelines for United States Navy families since 1965. These publications are available in print or online.  Each publication is free-of-charge for our Navy families.

To order your printed copies, please complete the online order form:

Publication Order Form.

Guidelines for the Spouses of Chief Petty Officers

This recently revised booklet is the result of a world-wide collaboration with CPO spouses all around the globe. This booklet serves as an excellent source of information for spouses of new Chief Petty Officers as they transition into the Navy CPO family and season. The booklet provides answers to frequently asked questions, and offers helpful guidance regarding the history and origin of the Navy Chief Petty Officer, the 6-week period most commonly known as the season, uniforms, professionalism, and pay schedule.


This publication is useful for CPO Selectee Spouse Meet & Greet events or CPO Selectee Spouse symposiums.

Shipping Information

FamilyLine does not charge for publications or the associated shipping fees.

CONUS orders are shipped via Media Mail from our office located onboard the Washington Navy Yard. OCONUS orders are shipped via Priority Mail.


We use recycled shipping materials whenever possible to reduce costs and waste.


If you have any questions about your order, feel free to contact us at

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CPO Selectee Spouse Resources

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